People do not die from HD itself but rather from a complication of the disease,
such as choking, pneumonia, heart failure or infection developing from the body's weakened condition. Death generally occurs
about 15 to 20 years after onset.
Although cognitive abilities are severely impaired, it is important to
remember that the person is generally still aware of his/her environment, remains able to comprehend language, and remains
an awareness of loved ones and others.
He/she may continue to enjoy looking at photographs and hearing stories of family